Saturday, July 27, 2013

Financial Times and Citi Announce Judging Panel for the 2013 FT/Citi Ingenuity Awards

Global panel to recognize innovative solutions to urban challenges

ME Newswire / Business Wire

NEW YORK - Thursday, July 25th 2013

Today the Financial Times and Citi announce the panel of judges participating in the 2013 FT/Citi Ingenuity Awards: Urban Ideas in Action programme, sponsored by Citi. The judges – all leaders in their respective fields – will select the most innovative solutions enabling urban progress, including city administration, transport systems, energy and utilities, education and resource management, housing, health, social services and mobile technologies.

The 2013 judging panel includes:

    Professor Abhijit Banerjee, Economist: Current Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; co-author of Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty, winner of the 2011 FT/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award.
    John Bowis, OBE, Honorary President, Health First Europe: Former UK Health Minister, former member of the UK Parliament, former member of the European Parliament and Lead Coordinator & Spokesman for the Environment & Health Parliamentary Committee.
    Sir Terry Farrell, CBE, International Architect & Design Champion and Director, Terry Farrell and Partners: Leading architect, currently on the London Mayor’s Design Advisory Panel and Outer London Commission, author of many books including Shaping London.
    Edwin Heathcote, Architecture and Design Critic, Financial Times (co-chair): Architect, designer and FT critic since 1999; author of several books, including Monument Builders: Modern Architecture and Death.
    Bruno Lanvin, Executive Director, European Competitiveness Initiative, INSEAD (co-chair): Leading the work of INSEAD on global indices, including the Global Innovation Index (GII), which ranks 142 countries according to their abilities to drive innovation. He is also heading a new project on global talent competition, which will include a comparison of the performance of cities in this regard.
    Janice Muthui, Foundation Manager, Community Cooker Foundation, 2012 FT/Citi Ingenuity Awards global winner: The Kenyan not-for-profit organization was selected as the global winner of the inaugural awards in 2012 for developing an innovative and practical waste-burning stove, which holds tremendous potential for environmental, economic and social change in low resource environments.
    Professor Carlo Ratti, Italian Architect and Engineer: Founding Partner of design practice 'carlorattiassociati' and Director of the MIT SENSEable City Laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
    Professor Anne-Marie Slaughter, President, New America Foundation: Former Director of Policy Planning for the United States Department of State and former Dean of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
    Luanne Zurlo, Founder and President, Worldfund: Former Wall Street securities analyst (Smith Barney, CSFB and Goldman Sachs) and founder of Worldfund, a non-profit using education to fight poverty in Latin America.

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About the Financial Times:

The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations, is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of more than 600,000 (Deloitte assured, Q1 2013). Mobile is an increasingly important channel for the FT, driving a third of traffic and 15% of digital subscriptions. FT education products now serve 25 of the world’s top 50 business schools.

About Citi:

Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

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About Citi for Cities:

Citi for Cities is an initiative that harnesses the best of Citi across the globe to enable cities to become more efficient, by providing financing that facilitates commerce and modernization, and by empowering citizens to access services that enhance liveability and prosperity. Citi aims to help cities achieve their ambitions across the key ecosystems that power a city including administration, roads and transit, ports of entry, energy and utilities, workplace and education, health and safety and regeneration and development. Citi’s span of engagement with cities includes public and private sectors, the financial sector and citizens and the communities in which they live. For more information, please visit

About the FT/Citi Ingenuity Awards

More than half the world’s population lives in cities today, a number which is expected to rise in the decades ahead. As a result, cities have a pressing need to address the challenges of urbanisation and find solutions that modernise infrastructure, improve efficiency, enhance quality of life and foster sustainable growth and development.

The FT/Citi Ingenuity Awards: Urban Ideas in Action, a global programme sponsored by Citi, was developed to recognise leaders, teams, organisations and community groups who have developed innovative solutions to urban challenges that benefit cities, citizens and urban communities.

Top candidates will be profiled in two FT global magazine supplements and invited to participate in events to further dialogue on urban challenges and solutions. Finalists will be selected by region. One winner will be chosen for each region. A global winner will be announced at an awards dinner in New York in December 2013.

Submissions will be reviewed based on a range of criteria, including originality, impact, efficiency and outcome. Criteria were developed by INSEAD, one of the world's leading and largest graduate business schools. All entries will be reviewed by the FT and INSEAD for qualification. A panel of global subject matter experts will select winners. As sponsor, Citi will not review or judge submissions. Eligibility criteria and additional program details are available at Follow the conversation at #FTCitiAwards.


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